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Posts tagged memory

June 3, 2019


The Apple in the Mind’s Eye

Scientists hypothesize that people rely on some general mental scheme of what apples look like to remember the Apple logo.

August 8, 2018


Read To Your Baby

Children who are read to regularly have increased developmental benefits.

July 2, 2018


Brain Implants

For some people, like those with dementia or serious brain trauma, memory deficit can impair the ability to recall procedures as fundamental as using the telephone. A new brain implant, or so-called “cognitive prosthetic,” designed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University, has been shown to boost memory performance. Is this […]

June 25, 2018


Why Do We Listen To Sad Music?

Listening to sad music, even when you're heartbroken, can bring you a lot of pleasure.

April 27, 2018


Reasoning Can Negatively Impact Your Memory

A study in 2004 showed that a person's knowledge could interfere with their ability to remember.

February 7, 2018



Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

December 5, 2017


Scientists used scrub jays' love of peanuts to test their episodic memories.

Episodic Memory In Animals

Scientists are studying scrub jays to see if they have episodic memories.

November 8, 2017


What smells do you associate with positive memories?

Smell The Past

Odor-evoked memories increase temporal lobe activity which has been linked with positive memory processing.

January 27, 2017


How human brains organize memories may be why people (and things) are sometimes called the wrong name.

Wrong Name

Have your parents ever called you the wrong name?

December 1, 2016


One theory is that the key to retaining childhood memories is narrative context.

What It’s Like To Be Three

As children younger than four, we could talk, think, and perceive. So why are those years so hard to remember?

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